Asylum Claims Poised to Hit 8 Year High

Every six months, the UN Refugee Agency publishes statistics on the number of people who apply for asylum in industrialized countries.  The twice yearly "Asylum Levels and Trends in Industrialized Countries" is something of a proxy for trends in global conflict, crises and displacement.

Somalia Famine Relief Seriously Under-Funded

The worst drought in 60 years is causing the first famine in over 20 years in East Africa.  That, in turn is causing a massive population flow. Families are scrambling to leave famine stricken areas, and are arriving in over-crowded refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia.

What Do You Know About Refugees?

To coincide with World Refugee Day today,  UNHCR released its annual report on the state of the world's refugees. Test your knowledge of global displacement issues with this brief quiz.